Biloxi Police investigating body found in harbor

Biloxi Police were called to the small craft harbor behind Hard Rock Casino early Tuesday after receiving a call about a person who fell in the water.

Capt. Milton Houseman said the call came in about 1:41 a.m. He said the apparently homeless man was at the harbor when he fell in and could no longer be seen.

Capt. Tom Cumberland of the fishing vessel St. Peter and Paul said he was returning from a convenience store when he saw the man fall in and tried to help him, along with Capt. Sang of the Lucky Babe. They could not find the man in the dark waters.

Department of Marine Resources, AMR and Biloxi Fire Department came in to assist Biloxi Police and recovered the body from the water about 3:28 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing. Houseman said there is no indication of any criminal activity.

“It appears to be an accident,” Houseman said.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer has not yet identified the victim.

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